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its a month old and it so loose that i can sway the rear chainrings on the cassete from side to side. i have been just taking off my tire and hand tightening the little plate thing on it. is there a tool or something that can help me to tighten it up for good.
 

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cdub said:
its a month old and it so loose that i can sway the rear chainrings on the cassete from side to side. i have been just taking off my tire and hand tightening the little plate thing on it. is there a tool or something that can help me to tighten it up for good.
I'd take it back to your bike shop to have it tightened...but yes if you want to do it yourself, you need a cassette tool and a torque wrench.
 

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Hand tightening isn't quite enough...

cdub said:
its a month old and it so loose that i can sway the rear chainrings on the cassete from side to side. i have been just taking off my tire and hand tightening the little plate thing on it. is there a tool or something that can help me to tighten it up for good.
Just go out and buy the cassete lockring removal tool. Costs about five bucks. You really don't need a torque wrench IMO, just tighten the thing up fairly tight and call it good. While you're at the lbs pick up a chain wrench too as you need one of those to remove your cassete when it's time to replace it. Compared to what a shop will charge you, buying the tool and doing the work yourself is the only way to go....
 

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Is it a SRAM cassette?

cdub said:
great. I will go get it today. thanks for the help
I also had a problem with my cassette coming loose. If the individual cogs are separating from eachother, and you have a SRAM cassette, take it off. Look on the back (side that faces spokes) and find the tiny little allen screw. I had mine come loose on 2 diff. cassettes (both SRAM) and that wreaked havoc on my spokes (as it worked its way out, the screw actually shaved little notches in my spokes as I was coasting) and caused all kinds of rough shifting. Now I loctite that little bastard right out of the factory box every time I install a new cassette. Haven't had the problem since. Only problem I've found with the SRAM cassettes too, btw.
 
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